Lynden Christian girls’ soccer won 9-0 over Nooksack Valley on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Nooksack Elementary.
“To have two sophomores each get two goals, McKenzie (Clark) and Bailee (Den Bleyker), is a real shot in the arm for our offense,” Lynden Christian coach Brent De Ruyter said in a phone interview. “It gives them a lot of confidence going into the post season.”
This win moves Lynden Christian into second place in the 1A Northwest Conference standings. The Lyncs offense has made a strong comeback since the six-game scoreless streak that ended last week against Sedro-Woolley.
“Bailee had a great game, two goals and two assists, her best output of the year as a sophomore,” De Ruyter said.
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Libby Hielkema, and Madi Hallberg, center defenders, played strong defensive games and scored toward the end in an impressive push forward, he said.
Lynden Christian hosts Sehome at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Nooksack Valley plays at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, at Blaine.
Lynden Christian 9, Nooksack Valley 0
Goal: Bailee Den Bleyker (Lynden Christian), assist: Morgan Wandel, time 14:00; Goal: Bailee DenBleyker (Lynden Christian), assist: Haley Hollander, time 18:00; Goal: Haley Hollander (Lynden Christian), time 19:00; Goal: Belle Hernandez (Lynden Christian), assist: Bailee Den Bleyker, time 51:00; Goal: McKenzie Clark (Lynden Christian), assist: Kenadi Bratt, time 51:00; Goal: McKenzie Clarke (Lynden Christian), time 53:00; Goal: Morgan Wandel (Lynden Christian), assist: Bailee Den Bleyker, time 57:00; Goal: Bailee Den Bleyker (Lynden Christian), assist: Libby Hielkema, time 67:00; Goal: Madi Hallberg (Lynden Christian), assist: Brittany Te Velde, time 71:00. Goalies (saves) — Lynden Christian: Kate Herringa and Karibeth Engelsma (2); Nooksack Valley: Jaelyn Bell (5). Shots on goal — Lynden Christian 14, Nooksack Valley 2.